Author Archives: Henry Redwood

About Henry Redwood

Henry Redwood is an ESRC-funded PhD candidate in the War Studies department at King’s College London, working under the supervision of Dr Rachel Kerr and Professor James Gow. His current research draws on critical theory to explore the nature and production of truth at international criminal trials, through a case study of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. This project builds on previous research that focused on the creation of histories and “collective memories” at the “Holocaust trials.” He has recently started working on a new AHRC project ‘Art & Reconciliation: Conflict, Community and Culture’ exploring reconciliation projects in the Western Balkans ( He holds a BA and MA in History from the University of Bristol.

Archives of Knowledge: Power, Ownership and Contestation at the ICTR’s Archive

This post is part of a symposium, Doing Justice to Truth in International Criminal Courts and Tribunals. All currently available contributions to the symposium can be found here. A PDF of this post can be downloaded here. Archives are sites of power, contestation, and control. The very term archive derives from the ancient Greek word arkeion, which referred to the magistrates (archons) house where official records were kept and protected. The magistrate drew their power through protecting, controlling and interpreting these records in order to Continue reading →